Python-Focused Software Training Workshop at Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana will be hosting a Unidata Regional Software Training Workshop August 12-13, 2019. Unidata software developers will be leading the two-day Python-focused workshop, which will cover the use of the MetPy and Siphon packages in the context of atmospheric science. A basic familiarity with Python is assumed — check out the Unidata Online Python Training site for a refresher.

Unidata holds regional workshops in part to facilitate easy access to software training for those who may not be able to travel to training workshops held at the Unidata Program Center in Boulder, Colorado. Attendance is explicitly not limited to Valparaiso students and staff; we encourage those within easy travel distance to consider attending.

MetPy
Station plot created with MetPy

MetPy / Siphon Topics
  • Introduction to Numpy
  • Introduction to Pandas
  • Introduction to Xarray
  • Introduction to Matplotlib
  • Introduction to MetPy
  • Introduction to Siphon
  • Pythonic Data Analysis
  • Making maps with Cartopy
  • Plotting SkewT's with MetPy
  • Working with satellite data
  • Working with Model data
  • QG Analysis with MetPy
Bonus Hackathon

Those interested in digging in and writing some code after the workshop are invited to participate in an informal hackathon, which will be held Wednesday, August 14th. This will be an opportunity to learn how to get involved with MetPy's development or time to work on your Python and MetPy-related challenges. More details about the hackathon activities will be available at the workshop.

Schedule and Details

The workshop will be held in Kallay-Christopher Hall (1809 Chapel Dr., Valparaiso, IN 46383), Room 210, from 8:30am to 4:30pm on August 12-13, 2019.

For a more detailed schedule with links to the Jupyter notebooks that will be used in the workshop, see 2019 Python Workshop at Valparaiso University.

The workshop cost is $25 for students, faculty, and staff, or $50 for those not associated with an educational institution. Attendees should bring their own laptop if possible; a limited number of laboratory computers are available. (Please contact Dr. Goebbert if you need access to a lab computer.) Total seating is limited to 25 participants.

Register

Questions?

Contact Dr. Kevin Goebbert.

Comments:

I hope there will be excise on computer during the training workshop.

Posted by Zhanshan Ma on July 24, 2019 at 05:42 AM MDT #

Yes, the workshop will be very interactive, with participants doing exercises throughout. Please bring your own laptop to the workshop, or contact Dr. Goebbert if you need access to a lab computer.

Posted by Unidatanews on July 24, 2019 at 09:39 AM MDT #

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